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Good Medicare news may not be good enough
By Melanie Evans | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Policymakers will be watching for a repeat of last year's good news when the Medicare trustees release their annual report to Congress on July 28.
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Gilead reports massive Q2 earnings jump thanks to Sovaldi
By Virgil Dickson | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Gilead Science's second-quarter earnings blew through year-ago levels, thanks in part to its blockbuster, and controversial, hepatitis C drug Sovaldi.
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Reform Update: Many dual-eligibles opt out of care coordination
By Virgil Dickson | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
People who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid are opting out at high rates from voluntary state initiatives aimed at better coordinating their care.
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Infirmary Health to pay $25 million to settle Stark case
By Joe Carlson | July 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
One of Alabama's largest health systems is paying $25 million to resolve a federal whistle-blower lawsuit that claimed its clinics routinely overpaid doctors to refer their radiology patients to hospitals, despite clear bans against paying for such referrals.
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Reform Update: Narrow insurance networks under ACA depressing physician pay
By Andis Robeznieks | July 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The physician pay landscape has flattened out, and healthcare reform may be a primary cause.
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CHI moves aggressively into insurance
By Melanie Evans | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Catholic Health Initiatives is making a major push into commercial health insurance, with pending applications to sell commercial plans in five states next year and 18 states by 2016.
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Vital Signs
Despite cuts, Medicare Advantage benefits, premiums largely unchanged in New York
By Paul Demko | July 19, 2014
Four years after passage of the federal healthcare law, benefits and premiums for Medicare Advantage plans in New York are largely unchanged, according to an analysis conducted by the Medicare Rights Center.
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Halifax ruling helps hospitals in False Claims lawsuits
By Joe Carlson | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A federal judge in Orlando, Fla., gave hospitals and health systems a reason to cheer when he ruled that violating Medicare's conditions of participation doesn't automatically expose providers to the triple damages available under the False Claims Act.
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Samitt to leave DaVita
By Bob Herman | July 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Craig Samitt, CEO of HealthCare Partners, the Torrance, Calif.-based division of DaVita HealthCare Partners, will step down on Aug. 1. DaVita CEO Kent Thiry will assume responsibility for the division, the company said.
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Reform Update: AHA takes political action committee funds straight to voters
By Paul Demko | July 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American Hospital Association's political action committee is spending large sums on TV commercials that back congressional Republican incumbents who have been friendly to the hospital industry, in hopes of fending off more-conservative challengers who take a harder line on government...
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